17 Yrs Old Recently Built an Ice Cream Bike

by Rizah

Ice cream bike not the one that we built

Ice cream bike not the one that we built

My dad and I have recently built a ice cream bike and I would like to sell ice cream sealed with the bike. So do I need any form of license to sell ice cream with my bike?

I am 17 years old and I live in Enfield so my destination of selling ice cream is Enfield and around.

With all my respect Rizah

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Mar 14, 2014
Its not hawking
by: Anonymous

You do not need a hawkers licence if you are selling victuals. However, most councils will require people trading from one place for over eg ten minutes at a time, to have a street traders licence - generally required only in the main shopping areas. These usually cost from several hundred to several thousand pounds depending on location.

Jun 08, 2011
well done rizah!!!
by: Anonymous

no many young boys think to start something like this so you are brave and smart just go on with your bike and good luck RIZAH!!!!!

May 13, 2011
Start Ice Cream Van Business
by: David

Hi Rizah,

Firstly congratulations on building and soon to start your own ice cream bike business!

You should contact Enfield Council and confirm with them as each council varies. You will probably have to get a hawkers or street trading licence which should not cost too much.

If you intend to sell on private land such as car boot sales, markets, forecourts, fetes, or fairs then you don’t need a licence to trade.

It’s also a good idea to get some Product/Public liability Insurance to cover you against the public and also think about getting your bike insured.

Well done and wishing you every success for the future.


p.s Get my free guide on Starting a Mobile Catering Business

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